Gun Safety Rules
- Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
- Always keep the gun muzzel pointed in a safe direction.
- Always keep the gun unloaded until ready for use.
- Always know what is behind your target before you shoot.
- Always be sure the barrel and action is clear of obstructions before shooting.
- Always treat every firearm like it is loaded.
- Always store firearms and ammunition locked beyond the reach of unauthorized individuals.
- Never point a firearm at anything you do not want to shoot.
- Never pull a firearm toward you by the muzzle.
- Never shot a bullet at a flat hard surface or water.
- Never use drugs or alchohol prior or firearms handling.
To retort: There is no such thing as a firearm accident.
- When your handgun does not fire when the hammer is released, keep the barrel pointed in a safe direction for at least 10 seconds before opening the action and removing the cartridge.
- The safety on a semi-automatic pistol is not foolproof, espectially on older models. The safety should be used in addition to proper gun handling.
- When showing a handgun to friends, open the action and make certain the firearm is unloaded both visually and physically.
- If someone shows you an unfamiliar gun, do not handle it until the action is open and the handgun is proven to be in a safe condition.
- If you hear a 'pop' or 'snap' when you fire, do not attempt to fire another round. Carefully check the barel of the firearm for obstructions but do not try to clear it without experenced help.